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Old 4th January 2007, 01:06 AM   #1
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Default 2 or 3 cheap ways 1 Proyect for the PC?

Hey guys, someone know some good drivers (nor expensive) to build an 5.1 system for my PC? im from Argentina and here is not easy to find good speakers packages/systems, so i want to build it myself, just ordering the drivers and build it using MDF or wood.

i can use 2 or 3 ways (but i think that will be too big and expensive, so i think that 2 ways will be ok.

If someone can help me i will apreciate it.

My budget is like 400USD for the 5 speakers, Subwoofer will build it later.
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Old 4th January 2007, 01:08 AM   #2
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Is there a local distributor you can get drivers and crossover parts from or will you need to import?
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need to import.
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Old 4th January 2007, 05:25 AM   #4
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What kind of amp do you have to drive them? Does $400 include shipping?

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Old 4th January 2007, 10:42 AM   #5
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without shipping and no amps yet, maybe im thinking about build an gainclone, or an simple Solid Class A amp.

btw, i have an yamaha 100w/ch to start listening.
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The easiest solution would be 5 FR125S single bass reflex boxes.

http://homepage.mac.com/tlinespeaker...vented-box.gif

You get a quality driver, very decent sound without having to build a crossover and no need to build a special box for the center channel. Additionally, you get the benefit of having all 5 speakers the same which is desirable for surround sound. There are variations of this design as well to be found on the Planet10 website.

http://www.planet10-hifi.com/boxes-CSS.html

John Krutke has published this plan for very affordable 2 way.

http://www.zaphaudio.com/audio-speaker13.html

I've not heard this one but it's certainly within your price range.

http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/ind....19602&pid=457

The last two don't address the center channel question unless you're willing to use the same speaker for the center and have it standing upright. Most people want their center channel to be laying horizontally which would create some dispersion issues if you use a typical 2-way speaker.

John also has this design for HT speakers. He lowered the XO point to improve horizontal dispersion so it could be laid on it's side. It may be out of your price range however.

http://www.zaphaudio.com/audio-speaker19.html

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Old 4th January 2007, 01:15 PM   #7
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well, the Silver FluteW14RC-25-08 / Vifa D27TG15 System looks ok.

btw, how can i know how much watts will support this setup?

and i need to build an center channel too, will be great an MTM configuration.
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a few suggestions if I may.

for an amp look at some sonic t-amps, 27 watts will be plenty to drive a full range speaker.

If this is for your computer, aka nearfield. i would look at the HiVi setup that is on zaph audio. just build five of those speaker boxes, and add a 8 or 10" subwoofer with a plate amp from partsexpress.

to build 5 gainclone amp channels, by the time you include the PCB's transformers and everything else, you will probably be close to $200 by it self. to do 5 cheap 2 way speakers for that cheap including cross over components probably isn't feasible...

the only problem you will have is getting the cross over from the 3" full range to the subwoofer, but nearfield you will probably be fine
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a few suggestions if I may.

for an amp look at some sonic t-amps, 27 watts will be plenty to drive a full range speaker.

If this is for your computer, aka nearfield. i would look at the HiVi setup that is on zaph audio. just build five of those speaker boxes, and add a 8 or 10" subwoofer with a plate amp from partsexpress.

to build 5 gainclone amp channels, by the time you include the PCB's transformers and everything else, you will probably be close to $200 by it self. to do 5 cheap 2 way speakers for that cheap including cross over components probably isn't feasible...

the only problem you will have is getting the cross over from the 3" full range to the subwoofer, but nearfield you will probably be fine


Thanks for the help, these speakers looks ok. and looks easy to build.
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Thanks for the help, these speakers looks ok. and looks easy to build.
please keep in mind that I have not actually built any of this stuff, just did alot of research both here and other sites...

I am an amatuer just somebody who has done alot of research, and knows how to work on a very realistic budget.
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